The smaller the lizard, the greater its hope of becoming a crocodile.
It's an Ethiopian proverb. Details here:
- Temple UniversityAssociate Professor of Economics, present
- Temple University
- National and Kapodistrian University of AthensEconomics, 1976 - 1981
- Athens University of EconomicsEconomics, 1981 - 1983
- University of RochesterEconomics, 1984 - 1988
What if the IRS discovered the quadratic equation?
Mathematician Daniel Velleman reports from a world in which the IRS tries to teach you math.
Hacker successfully uses Heartbleed to retrieve private security keys
This morning, content distribution network Cloudflare gave some hope to those affected by the Heartbleed security flaw with an announcement
No, France Did Not Just Ban Workers From Answering Emails After 6 P.M.
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Apparently April is the month to debunk astronomical foolishness, for I have yet another bit of space silliness to disassemble. Yesterday, t
Why Fostering a Culture of Compassion in the Workplace Matters -- K@W
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Amazon launches fireTV – a media streaming and gaming device
Amazon today unveiled its first media streaming and gaming device, the Amazon fireTV, confirming rumors of a proprietary media set-top box.
West Africa Faces ‘Unprecedented Epidemic’ Of One Of The World’s Deadlie...
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A touch too late: iPad Office lost the race to the cloud
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Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience: Why Google Flu is a failure: the ...
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Stumbling and Mumbling: Ideology & behavioural economics
Tim Harford's brilliant essay on behavioural economics highlights an ideological bias in the way the subject is used. What I mean is that he